Have you ever tried to read by candle light? The high cost of electricity causes many students to resort to candles in order to study. Though this may not cause direct damage to the eye, it can cause severe strain. Amigos de Guatemala in partnership with Soluciones Energeticas Apropiadas (SEA) has started a new program to provide low cost solar light to provide better visibility in dark homes.
A little about SEA – they started a solar business that reach over 1,000 homes per year and have also taught 100 students about solar power. In addition they have educated 50 young Mayan women about solar power so they are ready to start a women’s solar power cooperative in 2014.
Click here to provide needed supplies that allow children to learn.